I agree with BR its a complex issue, kinda depends on any number of issues…born deaf, when hearing loss occured, language skills learned prior to hearing loss, system of communication (ASL or something else)…could be different internal system cross cultures. I gotta recommend this guys book Seeing Voices, scroll down the side window and you get a link to the book description.
I have read a couple of his books, man who mistook his wife and anthropologist on mars etc…very cool. Kinda likes himself a lot but overall very interesting presentations of cases he has worked on…neurologist Oliver Sacks
Couple other cool articles
ps good series on the brain on pbs…
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